Nursing Law And Ethics Test Quiz!

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Nursing Law And Ethics Test Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nursing ethics is defined by:
    • A. 

      Moral principles and values

    • B. 

      Written rules

    • C. 

      Policy and procedures

    • D. 

      Standards of care

  • 2. 
    The good samaritan act covers:
    • A. 

      Residents of long term care facilities

    • B. 

      Passerbys in car accidents

    • C. 

      Protection from civil liability when emergency care is provided in good faith

    • D. 

      Nurses who choose not to provide care in an emergency

  • 3. 
    The state's Nurse Practice Act (NPA) 
    • A. 

      Carries out disciplinary action for nursing violations

    • B. 

      Allows student nurses to practice on patients

    • C. 

      Determines if a nurse can carry a gun while at work

    • D. 

      Is the final authority (law) on what a nurse is legally obligated to do 

  • 4. 
    Standards of care are defined as:
    • A. 

      How the patient prefers to be taken care of

    • B. 

      What an ordinary, prudent nurse with similar education and nursing experience would do in similar circumstances

    • C. 

      The hospital's policy and procedures

    • D. 

      The expectations of the medical director

  • 5. 
    What is the most common source of malpractice for nurses?
    • A. 

      HIPPA complaints

    • B. 

      Negligent delegation

    • C. 

      Privacy violations

    • D. 

      Medication errors

  • 6. 
    Laws refer to statutes or written rules of conduct vs ethics refers to "right and wrong" or what nurses "ought" to do.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An example of negligence is?
    • A. 

      Touching a pt without consent

    • B. 

      Leaving an unstable pt unattended in the bathroom

    • C. 

      Yelling at a pt

    • D. 

      Speaking badly of a pt in the cafeteria

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT an intentional tort?
    • A. 

      Taking a pt's pain medication

    • B. 

      Assault

    • C. 

      False imprisonment

    • D. 

      Defamation

  • 9. 
    A nurse stating that she loves working in long-term care because she likes the elderly population is an example of:
    • A. 

      Values

    • B. 

      Dignity

    • C. 

      Respect

    • D. 

      Fidelity

  • 10. 
    Assault is threatening to cause bodily harm vs battery is the actual touch that causes physical harm.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A nurse was sued for falling to perform a standard of care during her pt assignment. This is an example of?
    • A. 

      Abandonment 

    • B. 

      Lack of confidentiality

    • C. 

      Negligence based on a breach of duty

    • D. 

      Bad judgement

  • 12. 
    The Nurse Practice Acts are examples of:
    • A. 

      Policy and Procedure

    • B. 

      Statutory Law

    • C. 

      Living Wills

    • D. 

      Good nursing ethics

  • 13. 
    Libel is a form of written defamation while slander is verbal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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